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Root Android 4.3 XXUBMJ3 Jelly Bean Stock ROM for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTE

Android 4.3 XXUBMJ3 official OTA Update has been released for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE. Use this post if you want to learn how to successfully apply root for your device. However, note that this tutorial will trip the KNOX flags and you won’t be able to use the phone’s warranty. Read all the info listed in this post and you should be able to complete the root process easily.

If you root your Note 3, then you will be able to flash new custom ROMs and other similar things that allows users to transform the overall UI of your device. This is a guide for users who want to tinker with their phablet and try new modified Android operating systems.Rooting a Galaxy Note 3 N9005 is easy, but you will first need to take a look at the preparation guide below.

  • Use this post only for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 model number N9005 LTE.
  • The XXUBMJ3 Android 4.3 is the firmware that you can root with this tutorial.
  • KNOX Flags will be tripped by this installation.
  • The warranty of your device will be voided by the root process.
  • Don’t attempt to use this guide for any other Android devices, as it won’t work and you risk bricking its firmware.
  • By rooting your device you will open up tons of possibilities that allows you to customize the entire UI. The things that you can flash are custom ROMs, custom kernels and other similar customization that will improve the overall look of your phone.
  • Download and install Samsung USB Drivers for your PC from here.
  • Disable Samsung KIES and all antivirus applications from running on your computer.
  • Enable USB Debugging from Developer Options.
  • Note that in case the new firmware doesn’t boot in normal mode then you will be forced to apply a Factory Reset. This will remove all contents from System partition but it will force the device to boot correctly with the new firmware.
  • If you want to backup some data from installed apps, then you should use the Helium app for Android – Google Play Store here.
  • Sync Contacts data with your Gmail account, so that you will be able to restore all phone numbers and Contacts info in case these get lost in the process.
  • Use this post only if you’re an advanced user. Don’t blame us in case you lose data or brick the phone in the process.
  • Make sure that your device’s battery has enough power left before completely switching off. If the device powers off in the middle of the updating process, then you will be forced to repeat the entire post once again.
  • For any other questions or extra help use the comments field.

Remember that this guide is destined to be used by users who know what they’re doing. Also, we cannot guarantee that you won’t brick your device, so you should know that you’re changing root access at your risk.

How to root Android 4.3 XXUBMJ3 Jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTE:

  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root root file for XXUBMJ3 firmware from here.
  2. Extract the contents of this zip and place them on your desktop.
    – you should obtain a tar.md5 file, that shouldn’t be extracted any further than that,.
  3. Download Odin3 v3.07 from here.
    – extract the zip contents of this file.
  4. Power off your Note 3 LTE completely.
  5. Boot the phone in Download Mode.
    – it can be done by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons simultaneously.
    – release the buttons when the Warning! screen appears, then press Volume Up to confirm Download Mode boot.
  6. Launch Odin 3.07 on your PC.
  7. Connect the phone to your computer via USB Data Cable.
    – wait for ODIN to confirm that the smartphone has been added.
    – in case ODIN doesn’t recognize the Note 3 LTE, then you should re-install the Samsung USB Drivers or switch USB port.
  8. Next, click the PDA button in ODIN.
  9. Browse your computer for the CF Auto Root XXUBMJ3 root tar.md5 file. Load it in ODIN.
    – make sure that the Re-Partition option is not enabled.
    – don’t change any other default settings.
  10. Hit the START button when you’re ready for the updating process.
    – the install process takes several minutes before it is complete, which is why you shouldn’t press any buttons during the progress.
  11. When the new firmware has been rooted, the phone will reboot and Odin will say ‘PASS’.
  12. Wait for the Galaxy Note 3 LTE to boot in normal mode and that should be all, disconnect it from PC.

In case the ODIN app gets stuck or the phone freezes during the installation of XXUBMJ3 root process, then you should unplug the phone from, PC and remove its battery. Re-insert the battery after several seconds pass and then repeat the entire tutorial once again. Make sure that you don’t skip any steps and that you ask for extra help in comments.

If Odin tells you that the root process was complete, but the phone is unable to go past the Samsung boot animation or it enters into a boot loop, then you will be forced to Factory Reset the device using ¬†the stock Recovery Mode. This will remove all contents from your device’s system partition making them unrecoverable. Here’s how to factory reset the Galaxy Note 3 using stock Recovery Mode forcing it to boot in normal mode with the brand new rooted firmware:

  • Power off the Galaxy Note 3 LTE.
  • Boot it in stock Recovery Mode like this: press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons.
    – release the buttons when the stock Recovery Mode menu appears.
  • Select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’, then confirm the process.
  • After the factory reset is complete, return to the main Recovery Mode screen.
  • Select ‘reboot system now’.
  • Wait several minutes for the first boot process to complete.
  • Enter your Google Account details when the home screen of your new rooted ROM appears.

That’s it, these were all the steps that you had to take in order to successfully root your Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 phablet. I hope that you managed to complete the tutorial without problems. However, for any trouble you encountered in the rooting process use the comments field below and ask for more help.

Remember that this guide has voided the Note 3 warranty and you might not be able to restore it, as the KNOX Flags were tripped. However, you should be able to install any other custom ROMs or official OTA Updates.